POST BY STELLA YOUNG (10 years old)
Saturday Janury 22, 2011
We all said goodbye and safe travels to all the support team and runners last night at a nice mexican place. Almost everybody got on a plane last night at about midnight after amazing mexican food, so everybody got on a plane except Amalia because she was not feeling well so she is still postponing her flight to Uganda.
(Editor’s note: Amalia Fernand, an environmental art educator from northern Michigan was heading off on another adventure on her own after the RAE. She, like many on the trip, suffered from some sort of food borne illness that stopped her from flying to her next destination. We’re all hoping she’s feeling better.) Last night when we were saying goodbye to the runners there were a lot of hugs and goodbyes to be said.
Claire was giving piggybacks to Connor and Lucy and was holding them upside down it was really funny. Right now I really miss all of them but am looking forward to Amsterdam and the food and being able to see most of them back home in Michigan. So now I am still in Addis Ababa and tomorrow get on a long flight to Amsterdam. And thank you to all the support staff and runners for being awesome.
Missing friends balanced with looking forward,
travel with family
Food – sauer kraut